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Strone Castle Cottage

Loch Ness, The Highlands
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Exclusive Idyllic location with panoramic views over Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle
  • Traditional cottage retaining many features with the comforts of modern day living
  • Perfect place to explore the beautiful Highlands by day and to relax in front of the cosy woodburner by night
Property code: CA315

Perched high above the magical Loch Ness, this superb country cottage basks in the natural beauty of its sprawling surrounds and offers the most wonderful retreat for the wild-at-heart.

Wake up to spectacular views of Loch Ness and feel moved by the scenes that have provided the backdrop to stories of a mythical sea creature. This stunning stone cottage also overlooks the historic Urquhart Castle from its elevated and secluded position on 3 acres of land. This popular property has been used as a filming location for documentaries, appeared in design magazines and the area it's set on is under archaeological investigation by Historic Environment Scotland in Edinburgh. Experience the magic of Scotland from a cottage that is nothing short of extraordinary. It was the subject of a monster sighting and a two page spread in the Daily Mail as recently as May 2022.

Dressed in tartan and warm tones, this home is the wholesome haven you need after a day of exploring. The cottage contains some unique pieces of handmade furniture and décor: stag antler lamps, highland cow horns, railway carriage shelves, and old irons and pig hot water bottles, to name a few.

Downstairs is an open-plan kitchen/diner with a beautiful oak floor, exposed ceiling beams and a classic wood burner. The kitchen is equipped with a Rangemaster oven with induction hob, a deep Belfast sink and all the appliances you should need for whipping up both simple and fancy dinners. Dine at the table while the fire crackles and fills the room with a soft glow. The lounge area is the definition of cosy with comfortable couches to curl up on, an assortment of rare books, old-school board games and a brilliant collection of classic 30s to 90s Scottish movie DVDs to watch on the TV. There is also a large collection of old books on the surrounding area and Nessie.

Upstairs, both bedrooms offer unforgettable views that will wake you up quicker than a cup of coffee; at night, the castle is lit up, and the majestic scene fills the window. Each of the bedrooms has been sympathetically decorated retaining the traditional pointed stone walls as a feature while again exposing the wooden ceiling beams while the tartan curtains and lavish check-patterned bedding pay homage to the cottage’s Highland heritage. 

The property’s grounds are scattered with unique gems like Avery weights, Highland scythes, plough, whiskey barrels, anvil, cart wheels and lobster creels as well as several viewing points to take in the panoramic view. Host a BBQ and dine out on the garden furniture as roe deer and pheasants go about their day around you.

  • 2 bedrooms - 2 doubles with some reduced head height in the eaves
  • 1 shower room - 2 access doors (1 door from hallway and 1 door from master bedroom), with shower and WC
  • Rangemaster oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • 2 multi-fuel stoves with a starter pack of logs and peat provided
  • 1 TV in lounge, 1 TV in each bedroom
  • 25MB Wi-Fi  per week. Additional use will incur charges.
  • Private parking
  • Next to the cottage is a stone building which is an empty outbuilding, not a neighbouring house. Guests are welcome to use the raised patio area at the front of this building during their stay
  • Unenclosed garden
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within 2 miles
  • During the summer there is often a single 10 second fly past in the late morning from RAF Lossiemouth with a pair of Tornadoes, Typhoons or occasionally two Nimrods, all of which fly below the level of the property on their training runs
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Thrill-seekers, adrenalin junkies and wildlife lovers will feel right at home in the Scottish Highlands. Whether you want to hunt for Nessie or explore the Inverness nature reserves, you'll find adventure just beyond the threshold of this cottage. Explore Scotland in the fast lane with Highland Trike Tours, who offer chauffeur-driven trike tours and rides. (13.5 miles away)

Take a private day tour of the Scottish Highlands or a shore excursion from Invergordon. There is a selection of specially designed tours to ensure you see the very best of the Scottish Highlands. The tours cover something for everyone - local history, places of interest, fantastic scenery, whisky distilleries and hidden gems off the beaten track. (13.5 miles away)

Landmark Forest Adventure Park is a great family day out with 17 great attractions covered by one admission ticket. Set in 30 acres of native pinewood within the Cairngorms National Park, Landmark offers a host of adventurous activities and amazing fun things to see and do for all ages. (24 miles)

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dominique 30th December 2023

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We stayed at the cottage over new years and were blown away by the magic of the place. So much care has been taken to create a truley perfect Scottish experience and environment. Extremely comfortable, clean, easy to travel to sightsee, views and set up are all pure magic. Did not want to leave. Thank you to the owner and caretaker for a wonderful Read morestart to 2024. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 30th September 2023

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What an amazing find! Strone Castle Cottage has been the perfect getaway for our 30th wedding anniversary. The cottage is warm and cosy and the view is simply stunning. We have even had beautiful deer roaming the garden every evening come dusk - so lovely to see. We have spent time relaxing at the cottage but also been out and about. The drive towaRead morerds Eilean Donan Castle through Glen Shiel is well worthwhile and we would highly recommend the Loch Ness Inn (2 minutes drive away). We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Mohammad 23rd September 2023

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Stunning location - fantastic view - well equipped cottage - excellent privacy - a must for anyone touring Scotland - highly recommended

Reviewed by Beverley 16th September 2023

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Strone Castle Cottage is a beautiful cottage with the most amazing views you could imagine. The cottage was immaculate and had everything we needed. The views from the garden are absolutely stunning and we have never stayed anywhere like it. We will definitely be coming back.

Reviewed by John 9th September 2023

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Our second visit. One of our favorite places on the planet. The view is breathtaking and the cottage is magical. A truly wonderful holiday destination.

Reviewed by Alice 26th August 2023

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The cottage was absolutely fantastic! The views were outstanding! Perfect for exploring Loch Ness and the Highlands. Cannot recommend the cottage highly enough. Perfect if you're looking to disconnect from the hustle and bustle, in a beautiful cottage surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Reviewed by Alison 22nd July 2023

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Stunning cottage in ifullicclocation. What a view!

Reviewed by William 10th June 2023

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Cottage brilliant in all respects.

Reviewed by John 13th May 2023

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Very well presented and comfortable cottage in a marvellous location. Difficult to imagine a more splendid view of Loch Ness and a pleasure to wake up to every morning.

Reviewed by Sarah 8th April 2023

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This is the 2nd time we have been to the cottage and it won't be the last! It is our home away from home and the cottage and location are the best we have ever been to. We can't recommend it enough and know that our friends now want to come having seen our photos. Thank you all so so much and see you again !!

Reviewed by Joanna 5th April 2023

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The most beautiful little cottage with the most breathtaking views I have ever seen. My family and I will treasure the memories we made here forever. Great location for site seeing restaurants and local amenities. Lovely comfortable beds too! Would recommend this cottage to all

Reviewed by Nicholas 29th October 2022

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Our second stay at Strone Castle Cottage. The property and location are both stunning. Everything you need in the local village of Drumnadrochit, including fantastic walks. So many places to visit as well.

Reviewed by Penny 8th October 2022

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The most picture perfect cottage and location. The cottage itself is so beautifully presented and extremely homely. The location for exploring the highlands could not be better. There are simply not enough words to describe the beauty of the cottage and the surroundings. Loch Ness at sunrise and sunset is simply stunning. The visiting deer to the gRead morearden is such an added privilege to be so close to wildlife is astonishing. Strone Castle Cottage is just perfect Hide

Reviewed by Phillip 17th September 2022

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Everyone should experience this property and its location at least once in their lives Exceptional

Reviewed by Alistair And Kat 10th September 2022

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A very nice cottage in a beautiful location. Beware of the steep drive up to the cottage.

Reviewed by Kendall 27th August 2022

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The view is extraordinary because it is always changing, The cottage is a retreat in all senses of the word. We could have just stayed at the cottage for the full 5 days. It had everything we needed right there.

Reviewed by Veerle 23rd July 2022

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We truely loved the cottage, lovely view. Had even a litlle deer with mummy who visited us! Cosy corner outside was great, a sitting corner for diner or lunch would be very apreciated to at the front of the house for dining with a view ;) There is no dryingrack whats very usefull, so hopefully it will be there soon. We've enjoyed the cottage very mRead moreuch! Hide

Reviewed by William 9th July 2022

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Reviewed by Gabriele 18th June 2022

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we had an absolute lovely stay at Strone Castle Cottage. We can highly recommend it. The house was spotless clean and very well equiped. The views are more than fantastic. The housekeeper and the owner made us a very nice welcome and we felt so welcomed from the very beginning. We really enjoyed every single minute of our stay :-) A big thank you !Read more!! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 11th June 2022

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Location was fabulous, cottage was lovely

Reviewed by Robert 28th May 2022

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The cottage was lovely cant fault it reviews were perfect would it be nice if there was some deckchairs so you could lie and sunbathe if you wanted to

Reviewed by Shaun 21st May 2022

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Beautiful cottage . Beautiful view .Amazing wild life in the grounds of the cottage from birds to deer and even a little door mouse . Breathtaking when sitting on the bench and in the patio area . We didnt want to leave . Brilliant shower was really assessable for my disabled daughter care needs . Beautiful bedrooms with stunning views and comfy beRead moreds . Kevin the caretaker was very helpful and friendly and his wife even baked us a cake which was a lovely touch when arriving on holiday . Hide

Reviewed by Gerd 7th May 2022

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Reviewed by Mark 16th April 2022

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We had the pleasure of vacationing at Stone Castle Cottage last week. I could give a long list of superlatives, but let me condense my thoughts with this: the property surpassed our expectations in every way. The host, the location, and amenities were outstanding. As former vacation rental hosts ourselves, we were struck by the thoughtfulness of thRead moree property orientation, the cleanliness of the cottage, and the attention to the little details that made our stay so enjoyable. -Mark & Dawn Hide

Reviewed by Drew 9th April 2022

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A cosy, warm and comfortable cottage in an absolutely stunning setting. You won't want to tear yourself away from the fabulous views

Reviewed by Debra 26th March 2022

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Reviewed by Sam 19th February 2022

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This cottage has a beautiful location, is beautifully finished and was a pleasure to stay in. The views of the Loch in the morning were like looking at a painting. Excellent communication from the owner prior to arriving and well set up for the Covid restrictions that were in place. You will not be disappointed.

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